Siasia names U23 stars for AFCON qualifiers

Siasia names U23 stars for AFCON qualifiers
Nigeria U23 midfielder Azubuike Okechukwu

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Mar 03, 2016. 14:17

Nigeria caretaker coach Samson Siasia has named the country’s U23 skipper Azubuike Okechukwu and Usman Mohammed for this month’s AFCON qualifiers against Egypt.

Turkey-based Okechukwu led Nigeria to win the U23 AFCON in Senegal in December with Siasia in charge. He was named MVP of the tournament, which also doubled as a qualifier for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The defensive midfielder has been severally called up to the full international squad by Stephen Keshi.

The other U23 star on the list for the Egypt games is midfielder Usman Mohammed, who only recently finalized his move to Portugal.

Former FC Taraba skipper Usman featured at the recent CHAN under Sunday Oliseh.

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